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Re: Enz LIVE on the WWW (Holmes)

Flicker ·
I hate to say it, but Tim didn't seem to be in particularly good voice. They played "129", "Dirty Creature", and "History" - the last sounded the best because Neil took the lead vocal! The line-up was Tim, Neil, Eddie, Mike, Noel, Emlyn, Rob, and an eighth guy I didn't recognise--Wally Wilkinson or Geoff Chunn, maybe?
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Re: Who'z yer favourite drummer (out of enz)?

Iarla ·
Re: Mal Green, It's really sad that it's come to that. He was a pretty damn good drummer (I'm in the Crowther camp tho, cos I love his drumming - and his guitar pedals!) Reminds me a bit of the story that Phil Judd told us all during his brief period here about meeting Wally Wilkinson in the dole Q a few years back. Half of me thinks that some of the guys got treated a little badly throughout the years. not slagging off anyone, but some of the firings were a little harsh.
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Re: Early Enz musical influences

Neoptolemus ·
Mike Chunn in Stranger than Fiction mentions a prog-rock band called 'Family' that he lumps in with Led Zep, Tull and Yes. I've never heard them, but the guys were apparently fans. Hendrix and Clapton were influences to Wally Wilkinson at least, which you can hear in Mental Notes. And Eddie used to do Bowie covers...
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Re: Early Enz musical influences

Semi-Detached ·
I "discovered" Yes in the past week or so. A lot of music listeners despise progressive rock for its pomposity and arrogance, but I love it. Perhaps the Enz of 1975-1976 prepared me for it. I hear shades of Yes on Mental Notes via Eddie's keyboard work. The extended instrumental passages on songs like 'Heart Of The Sunrise' (1972) echoes in the likes of 'Stranger Than Fiction'. Also, the musical proficiency and expertise of what is/was, let's face it, an all-star band (Steve Howe, Rick...
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Re: Mental Notes, Second Thoughts, Third Helpings

Paul_G ·
Mental Notes Left to Right: Emlyn Crowther (blue waistcoat), Eddie Rayner (white shirt), Phil Judd (purple jacket), Mike Chunn (yellow jacket), Noel Crombie (pink jacket), Tim Finn (blue jacket), Wally Wilkinson (yellow jacket). Second Thoughts Back row: Emlyn Crowther, Noel Crombie, Tim Finn, Eddie Rayner, Mike Chunn. Front row: Rob Gillies, Phil Judd. Paul.
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A strange obituary

Flicker ·
I am assuming Yahoo News has confused Wally with Don ... Murdered Mangere Officer was in Split Enzquote:The undercover police officer murdered outside a suspected P lab in South Auckland was once a member of Split Enz.Sergeant Don Wilkinson was shot...
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Re: Mike Chunn 'Seven Voices' book...

Semi-Detached ·
The book as a whole seems to be amusingly interesting. I liked the part where he's talking about his days in pre-Enz group Moses with Enz lead guitarist Wally Wilkinson, and then, later talking about the Enz in London in 1976 and his experiences there. Have to laugh at his way of writing about his agoraphobia. He calls it 'Aggy'. A great mix of seriousness, sarcasm and humour.
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Re: Vote for Split Enz (closes 18th October)

six species on leaky boat ·
Voting might have closed, but I did Mental Notes. Now THAT is originality! They shouldn't have fired Wally Wilkinson...
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Re: Time for a new SPLIT ENZ studio album?

thesunoftheijit ·
if tim got phil judd, rob gillies, wally wilkinson, emlyn crowther/geoff chunn or mal green, noel crombie, eddie rayner, and mike chunn on board..why not.,.. but that never gonna happen.. it'd have to be a novelty act... hahahahhaa
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Re: Time for a new SPLIT ENZ studio album?

Camus ·
He had a lot to do with the writing in the early days (even though he's not credited). Nearly all of Mental Notes was written while Golding was still in the band (I know Maybe was a new song barely finished when it was recorded but I'm sure Jaffa will tell me I'm totally wrong). One example is the guitar solo to Time For A Change - note for note Wally Wilkinson copied Golding's violin solo. Timbo and Philbo have both credited him with a lot in the early days.
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Re: Time for a new SPLIT ENZ studio album?

Mr. Sadly ·
That's definitely the impression I always got - that he was right in there surging and pulsing as an equal contributor to the sound and whimsy. I wasn't saying I put Wilkinson or Gillies ahead of him necessarily (not like I have a ranked list of Split Enz participants all vetted and checked!). There are a lot of people who contributed mightily, yet who I left out of my Enz Alumni dream team band. As much as I respect Golding's stamp on the formative direction of the band we all know and...
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Re: Judd years compilation

Flicker ·
The 7" mix of No Bother has a lot of echo on Tim's vocals, and there's a twangy guitar solo at the end of the song (Wally Wilkinson?) that's noticeably different from the album version too.
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Re: Spellbound Tuning!...?...!...?

Iarla ·
My advice for anyone stuck with a maori strum is to learn the intro to Don't Dream It's Over (It's more for the way you bring it back up than going down), then relax your hand. Use a soft enough plectrum, think of a train, the sound of the wah wah guitar in those 70's blaxploitation films and then imagine you're a maori! (Just kidding about the last one) It's more of a feel than anything else, and you have to use muting pretty effectively in places. The thing is, if you try to learn enough...
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Re: Songs for ARIA performance

Harry ·
I suppose one would have to be invited, first and foremost, and not by some record exec, or 3rd party, but by one of the other present cast members. I believe this may have been a sticking point in the past...Even seeing folks like Wally Wilkinson, Miles Goulding, or Mike Howard from the true beginnings would be an absolute treat. I mean, they were the ones who were there when it started...even before Neil, Nigel and Mal...
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Re: Songs for ARIA performance

albert ·
i'm ashamed i've never heard of these three but will they be inducted too.
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Re: ULTIMATE SPLIT ENZ REFORMATION!!!

Sweet Talking Spoon Woman ·
"3-7-05--Split Enz will be inducted into the ARIA 'Hall of Fame' on July 14th in Melbourne. It will be shown on Foxtel's VH1 on July 17th 9pm and repeated on Fox 8 on July 23rd at 8.30pm The ENZ will perform 2 songs live.So far confirmed to ATTEND the awards: Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Nigel Griggs, Eddie Rayner,Noel Crombie, Mal Green, Phil Judd, Wally Wilkinson and Paul Crowther. Possibly Robert Gillies too. " That's one fantastic attendence roll there...even better that I could have hoped for .
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Re: ULTIMATE SPLIT ENZ REFORMATION!!!

Sweet Talking Spoon Woman ·
It would be so good if Mike Chunn made it...I'm hanging onto the " So far confirmed". Mike has been exceptionally generous in allowing the book scans of 'Stranger than fiction' to be published online (with his consent). I KNOW I said I wasn't complaining, but having all the main Enz contributors actually at the Induction...well...I feel as though something will have been made complete, and all the boys will have a chance to share the spotlight one more time. Aw, I'm so pleased and excited...
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Re: Crowded+=Squeeze

bloodshift ·
I like Squeeze as well. I got to see them on the Some Fantastic Place and Domino tours, and I too can testify that Mr. Tilbrook is a nice guy. With the mention of Jools Holland above, it's interesting to note that his younger brother Chris was the keyboardist in the Domino tour band. I remember catching the "Fame Is"/"Another Nail..." similarity the first time I heard it, but it's pretty fleeting and certainly nothing to run to the lawyers over. Nobody, not even Neil, reinvents the wheel...
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Re: My Maiden Voyage - The Beginning of the Enz

Hunger Inside ·
I'm afraid I prefer the Tim version of 'Spellbound' a bit better than the Phil version on Mental Notes. Also, the slide on 'No Bother To Me' is just so cool. Is that Wally Wilkinson or Judd?
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Re: My Maiden Voyage Pt. 3 - Second Thoughts

Daniel Hopmans ·
Why was Wally Wilkinson credited on 'Second Thoughts'?
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Re: The 'Gremlins' on Stranger than Fiction...

Jaffaman ·
Would you believe... Yep, that's Phil there, multi-tracked and echo'ed. The guitars at full level were the first things to be recorded. Mixed very quietly underneath is the rest of the band playing randomly. In an unbroadcast bit of his interview for Enzology, Wally Wilkinson talked of how people would drop in on early Split Ends rehearsals. There was a pianist who vamped on piano and the Enz quickly incorporated that dischordant sound. Said Wally, 'The "Mental Notes" outro was exactly that...
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Re: Phudd Portraits

Electric Elf ·
There are more finished portraits up on Phil's web site, including one of Wally Wilkinson!!! They all look great! http://www.philjudd.com/commissions.html Phil's got a new contest going on as well and the "Novelty Act" video is now available in different formats to stream or download. Give it a go if you haven't yet!
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Re: Crowded+=Squeeze

bloodshift ·
I like Squeeze as well. I got to see them on the Some Fantastic Place and Domino tours, and I too can testify that Mr. Tilbrook is a nice guy. With the mention of Jools Holland above, it's interesting to note that his younger brother Chris was the keyboardist in the Domino tour band. I remember catching the "Fame Is"/"Another Nail..." similarity the first time I heard it, but it's pretty fleeting and certainly nothing to run to the lawyers over. Nobody, not even Neil, reinvents the wheel...
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Re: Limited Edition Digipaks out in May

Semi-Detached ·
This hit me while I was doing the dishes last night...why weren't brief quotes from the Enzology series used in the CD booklets?! While listening to your favourite remaster, it would have worked really well to read how, for example, Wally Wilkinson based his Mental Notes guitar lines on Miles Golding's violin work, how Tim came up with 'I Hope I Never' or that 'Give It A Whirl' came out a home jam session by Neil and Noel! Missed opportunity? Definitely!!!
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Beginning Of The Enz: Cover Art

David Goldsmith ·
Why the "1,2,3 &"? Could it just be a reference to the three constants on these performances: Tim Finn, Phil Judd and Mike Chunn, with the "&" referring to those who play on only some of the tracks (Miles Golding, Div Vercoe, Mike Howard, Robert Gillies, Geoff Chunn, Wally Wilkinson and Eddie Rayner)? Also, I'd be interested to know from someone who has the new remastered version whether the awful "teawamoto" (or something like that) on the back cover of my gold box CD version has been...
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Re: Frenz.com on Twitter

gryphon ·
We asked some of the Enz members and mates to send in their Top 5 favourite Enz songs so they can go out on FrenzCom Twitter. Within the hour we have heard from Tim Finn, Nigel Griggs, Wally Wilkinson, Michael barker, our lovely old Enz manager Nathan and I expect more within the next 24 hours. Nice to have all these Enz boys and connected family popping up here. Nigel was first Enz off the rank with his Top 5 and that 'tweet' went out tonight. Gryph
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Re: Rediscovering Woodface

Scott_M ·
Agreed. If one doesn't count Hessie, do you also not count guys like Wally Wilkinson, Miles Golding or Geoff Chunn?
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Re: Rediscovering Woodface

adidasman ·
So, if Wally Wilkinson (whoever that is - I have no clue) put out a record and in the media kit he described himself as a "member of Split Enz," would you feel that was accurate?
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Re: Rediscovering Woodface

elena conway ·
Didn't Wally Wilkinson play on Mental Notes and he is on the cover? Miles Golding was there in the early days of the enz, so was geoff chunn, so they were members. Each person contributed in their own way to the band and thats what counts.
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Re: Rediscovering Woodface

adidasman ·
That doesn't work for me. That's like calling Randy Jackson (of American Idol fame) a member of Journey because he played on one album and toured with them. To me, being considered a member of a band means making a significant contribution to the group's sound or presentation, and/or being with them for a substantial amount of time, not just filling a role for a record or two. But that's just my opinion. Tim Finn gets a special exemption as far as CH is concerned because he was involved in...
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Re: Rediscovering Woodface

Scott_M ·
Not quite. If he put "Former member of Split Enz", then it'd be accurate. Because he is a former member. I'm not 100% sure but I think the official members of Split Enz (such as it is) are currently Neil, Nigel, Eddie and Noel. Not sure about Tim since he quit, and subsequently got a 'Tim Finn Thanks' seperate to the 'Split Enz Thanks' in the liner notes for the Rootin' Tootin' Luton Tapes.
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Re: photos of everybody!!

raul iglesias ·
hi, thanx awamutu but it's obvious that, if I'm a member of the forum of a page, and I have an account in the mail service of that page, I have already tried to find photos in that page! the problem is that most links take me to pages without pics. it's very difficult to get pics of geoff chunn, or mal green or wally wilkinson. i'll continue anyway sailing the net in search of good shots. bye all!
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Re: Phil Judd

Paul_G ·
Jeremy, your mind is _always_ working overtime. :-) I recall the history you mentioned and I guess I glossed over the short period when Neil and Phil were both guitarists in the Enz as a temporary and unstable compound, like the ones we had to write all the stupid assignments about in senior Chemistry. Phil and Tim being friends or not - you are correct in pointing out the ongoing associations which would indicate that they presumably don't hate each other (I would add to your list when Phil...
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Re: Phil Judd 3rdJune

Phil Judd ·
re-'defensive' position...' ...not serious about that.Crack that whip honey bunch....I think you may be reading things from a skewed position.My partner will tell you & a PJ song called 'Sense of Humour' I once wrote + The Swingers 'Practical Jokers" album should show something also !!?? Brit. comedy & all its irony I also love.Only one person on this planet has 'ever taken me (far too) seriously anyway'..please don't make it two.. Browning-(the gun)-most difficult person to work...
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Re: Phil Judd 3rdJune

Gordon ·
Phil, Just read an excerpt from Mike Chunns’ book about the time you rejoined Enz. It seemed like it was after Disrythmia was released. You joined and Rob Gillies was ousted (never thought the sax/trumpet was a good replacement for the Wilkinson guitar bits). That line-up had enormous potential. MC says you produced a demo of new pieces that the others liked and that the band went on to write and rehearse material “ of enormous power, emotion and insight – and no-one would hear them”. Can...
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Re: Phil Judd 3rdJune

Iarla ·
Phil Wrote: I didn't play any electric on the MN ...not that I remember anyway...would have been Wally Wilkinson.. who was amputated from the band because Tim hated his guitar sound I wasn't referring to MN , but the second thoughts re-recordings. Like tim, i'm not that fond of the guitar sound on the first record, not sucking up at all, but you did a much better job yourself mate. i always got the impression that tim was a bit of a prick when it came to axing people from the enz. not that i...
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Re: The Anniversary Special...

Flicker ·
I was wondering that too, I'm guessing either Wally Wilkinson or Geoff Chunn. Yes, a pity Mr Holmes wasted his time talking to irrelevant guests at the party and ignored most of the band members. Not a particularly well organised broadcast overall.
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Re: The Anniversary Special...

Neoptolemus ·
Well I thought it was cool... but only because they played 129. It was neat to see Crowther behind the kit again, even if it was only for one song. I'm pretty sure that was Wally Wilkinson, looking pretty much the same as he did when they interviewed him on 'Spellbound' (apart from his clothes ). Sad too see him relegated to the mandolin though, cuz that boy could play some mean guitar.
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Re: rugby

Paul_G ·
I don't think it's that simple at this stage, although the weekend will provide some more answers. All the top teams have had a bit of a scare now. France's form is hard to read. And South Africa are starting to improve. But I would back NZ against Engalnd at this stage, particularly if they shut down Johnny Wilkinson. It's been a fine competition. Paul.
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Re: Gee, thanks...

Finnbo ·
Asda and Walmart are the same!!!?? Crickey...I thought it would have been 'Wilkinson' or something! Walmart should have taken more care for crowd control. Though the crowd sound like greedy bastards.
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Re: WHERE ARE THEY NOW Crombie, Green and Griggs

Semi-Detached ·
Here's some info that I have compiled from old posts by Peter Green and myself on the subject. Hope this helps... Noel Crombie and his tribe (2 daughters and wife Sally) live in Melbourne. Earlier in the year, he appeared as a special guest on a tour by reformed Kiwi '80s girl group When The Cat's Away. Miles Golding of the first Enz line-up is apparently living in London as a member of the Philharmonic Orchestra. However, when I e-mailed them on the matter, they said they have no such...
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Re: 9/11...where were u? How are coping?

Iarla ·
In the weeks after september 11th, we thought the world would for once wake up to the horror of violence in any respect, the sad fact is that it hasn't, it hasn't changed enough. the true point of september 11th has been missed i feel, it's been turned into a media circus, it sickens me the way television companies are taking full advantage of it. on this, the first anniversary, they should be broadcasting a message of love, not re-living the incident. love is all that works, all that can...
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Re: Enzology cassette to digital question

Jaffaman ·
Slightly different topic, but this seemed like the best place for it. Someone recently emailed me asking how and where I recorded the interviews for Enzology. In case it's of interest to others too, I'll repost my answer here: The interviews were mostly recorded by me using a portable Tascam DA-P1 DAT recorder (at 44.1khz 16 bit) with an AKG C414 condensor microphone or Neumann U89 condensor microphone on the interviewee and an AKG C1000 on myself. An odd combination but I grabbed what was...
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Re: Enzology cassette to digital question

thevisitor ·
I added the quote cause i am going off subject. But i assume you were always Auckland based Jaffaman ?. I have fond memories of Broadcasting House (RNZ, NZBC) Bowen Street Wellington. Back in the days of Malcolm Shipley (Shipley Shakes 2ZM, John Hood etc). In fact i remember doing my own taped show that was put to air on 2ZM, the producer was a young Midge Marsden. And to think they torn it down for a car park, that's progess. Avalon is a bit of a white elephant IMHO. ;-) ...
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Re: The wrong drummer

Flicker ·
Wouldn't be the first time the media got their Enz members mixed up ... a while ago we had a murdered policeman named Wilkinson mistaken for former Enz guitarist Wally Wilkinson.
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Re: Lots of new uploads by Phil

Gremlyn ·
Phil is recording Play It Strange for the 10th anniversary of the Play It Strange Trust. Phil confirmed on his facebook that Mike Chunn, Paul Crowther, Miles Golding, Wally Wilkinson and possibly Eddie Rayner will feature on it. Plus kids from the Trust will be taking part.
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Re: ENZO - One off concert with 5 original Enzers

Jaffaman ·
Jesse Sheehan on vocals, Wally Wilkinson on guitar... very, very good...
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Re: Phil Judd's role in Split Enz

Mr. Sadly ·
I agree, Marshall - great stuff! It might have been a completely different road that the Finns would have traveled to get to their mature style, but the fact is the stuff I love Neil and Tim for has nothing to do with Phil and is not remotely due to him or particularly influenced by him. Phil himself will tell you that: "It's not progressive." I love Phil's stuff too of course, but it's a far different beast. Far too far different to talk of artistic debt: Tim and Neil closed the inherited...
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Re: Phil Judd's role in Split Enz

Twisted Genius ·
I for one believe Phil Judd was an essential and indispensable part of the musical driving force behind the original band – the eclectic creativity and biting nihilism came from his pen (reacquaint yourself with ‘Under the Wheel’) He formed a unique musical writing partnership with Tim Finn which like many similar relationships, sadly petered-out. When he left for the third and last time, remembering he did so a combination of financial reasons (having a wife and child to feed) and his...
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Re: partial Mental Notes lineup AND 'Split Ends' members reunite!

hellbilly59 ·
The music that he is producing is absolutly fantastic. As good if not better than the old days. People really need to support him
 
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